Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

The Super Rich Are Buying Up Condos in Converted Missile Silos to Flee the Coronavirus
The Super Rich Are Buying Up Condos in Converted Missile Silos to Flee the Coronavirus
While the rest of us slather on hand sanitizer and self quarantine, the elite are taking social distancing to the extreme.
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The 10 Weirdest Airbnb Listings Let You Sleep in a Shoe, an Elephant, and a Flying Saucer
These far-fetched, ultra-Instagrammable homes are blowing up the short-term rental market—and Airbnb wants more of them.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture Has Another Chance to Stay Open
After an overwhelming show of student support, Taliesin’s board of directors has rescinded a vote to shutter the school—but to keep it open, they’ll need a plan.
This 3D-Printed Village Aims to House 40% of Austin’s Homeless Population
This 3D-Printed Village Aims to House 40% of Austin’s Homeless Population
Last fall, ICON 3D-printed a welcome center for a new type of community in Austin, Texas—and now the first homes are complete.
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We May Already Have the Technology to Survive a Climate Crisis—We’ve Just Been Ignoring It
In her book “Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism,” designer and activist Julia Watson urges us to use millennia-old knowledge to build a world in symbiosis with nature.
Eileen Fisher Wants You to Meet These Groundbreaking Women in Design, Fashion, and Sustainability
The female-fronted Good Goes On campaign recognizes powerful, design-minded women who are inspiring the next generation.
For the First Time, Architecture’s Most Coveted Award Goes to Two Women
Since 1979, the Pritzker Prize has gone to architects—mostly men—in recognition of years of unfailing contributions.
The World’s Biggest Design Fair Is Postponed Due to the Coronavirus
Milan’s Salone del Mobile is being pushed to June, giving Italy a substantial runway to restabilize in the wake of the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
OpenHome Debuts Cutting-Edge Prefab Houses Designed by World-Class Architects
KieranTimberlake, Lake|Flato, and Bensonwood are harnessing decades of homebuilding experience to offer “no compromise” prefab homes.
Plant Prefab Just Unveiled its Most Advanced Homes to Date
Plant Prefab debuts a new building system and improved turnkey homes with baked-in smart tech.
14 Highlights From Stockholm Design Week Worth Writing Home About
14 Highlights From Stockholm Design Week Worth Writing Home About
We share the must-see exhibitions, installations, and events from Stockholm Design Week and the 70th celebration of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.
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France Requires All New Public Buildings to Contain 50% Wood
While the Trump Administration is poised to mandate neoclassical architecture, France is building for a sustainable future.
Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building Is a Towering Feat of Sustainable Architecture
Airtight and quick to assemble, Sweden’s carbon-sequestering Kajstaden tower is a beacon for green building.
This Year’s Oscars Greenroom Warns of the Fragility of the Arctic
Designed by Rolex, the 2020 Oscars Greenroom transports Hollywood A-listers to an arctic observatory with a climate-conscious message.
The New Polydrops 2020 Camper Is the Perfect Companion to Tesla’s Cybertruck
The futuristic teardrop trailer is back—and it’s better than ever before.
Trump Administration Drafts an Executive Order Mandating Neoclassical Architecture
Titled “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again,” the draft criticizes brutalism, deconstructivism, and anything characterized as...
Move Freely About the Cabin—or the Country—in This $37K Airplane-Turned-Tiny House
The fuselage of a retired commuter plane comes with its jet-set charm intact—plus all the updates needed for grounded, off-grid living.
Hawking Massages With a Social Purpose, Lifehood Is a Wellness Spa That’s Peak L.A.
Channeling California cool with a ’70s bent, this spa has all the “it” factors—from healing crystals to VR experiences.
The New Happier Camper Might Make You Want to Give Up Your Apartment
With two dedicated living spaces, a modular interior, a bathroom, and a kitchenette, Happier Camper’s 2020 Traveler is ready for life on the open road.
“More Than Just a School”: A Former Taliesin Student Gravely Outlines What the Closure Really Means
Architect Gabriel Nolle reflects on his time at Taliesin, why he ultimately left the school, and the alarming repercussions of its closure.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture Is Closing After 88 Years
After educating more than 1,200 architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s influential school is forced to close.
China Is Building a 1,000-Bed Prefab Hospital in 10 Days to Shut Down the Coronavirus
To combat the coronavirus, Wuhan City authorities are leveraging prefab design to build hospitals at incredible speed.
These Affordable Solar Homes in Sweden Produce as Much Energy as They Use
The compact row houses feature carefully angled solar panels that harness every moment of the sun.
Trend Report: The Best New Products Found at KBIS and IBS 2020
Whether you’re designing for indoors or out, these new products from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers will definitely add an edge to any residential project.
Sweden’s Newly Opened Floating Hotel Is the Destination of a Lifetime
Arctic Bath plunges visitors into the remote wilderness of Sweden’s Lapland region.
Sweden’s Icehotel Celebrates its 30th Year With 15 Glittering New Art Suites
Grab your parka and your snow boots: we’re headed to Northern Sweden for an inside look at Icehotel’s latest crop of seasonal suites.
In San Francisco, a Developer Proposes Packing People into Underground Pods
The 50-square-foot subterranean sleeping pods are expected to rent for $1,000 to $1,375 a month.
These Luxe New Prefab Homes Are Designed for Off-Grid Living
Tiny living meets luxury in these Bauhaus-inspired shipping container homes.
This Rare Midcentury Home Will Be Preserved Forever—and Now You Can Spend the Night
Designed by architect Arthur T. Brown, the Ball-Paylore House is an architectural masterpiece that paved the way for passive solar design.
9 Home Gadgets From CES 2020 You Won’t Want to Miss
From an adorable robot shaped like a ball to an invisible smart door lock, here are nine fun, useful, and stylish gadgets we spotted at CES 2020.